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Lenovo Z500 Brightness regulator problems

Q: Lenovo Z500 Brightness regulator problems

Hello and thank you for reading this. I'm having stange problems with this Lenovo Z500 laptop with Windows 10 V:1709, please view this video: https://youtu.be/t7L1cE3MQGo Things I have tried: - Installed Windows 8 and installed the Intel video driver version 9.17.10.3223 from this website, same result.- Changed the LCD, same result, built the original back in- Found several Registry hacks one can try but none were succesfull, after this I wipped the drive and reinstalled Windows 10- One of the first things I tried was installed the Lenovo Energy Management software but still the same error Anything else I could try? Regards Angel107

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Hello,I open this post to report a brightness problem on Lenovo Z500 Ideapad. Yesterday I've upgraded to OS Windows 8.1 and when I adjusted the screen brightness it goes off, and brightness adjust function doesn't works. I've solved my problem reinstalling the Intel video drivers, downloaded from Lenovo Driver Support.It seems that Windows 8.1 upgrade disables video drivers.I hope this fix can help someone else with same problem. Look for a solution on internet with brightness off kills your eyes.











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A:Z500 brightness problems Windows 8.1

Hey,I have the same problem on my Lenovo Z500 ideapad. Which driver was it exactly (can you give me the link?)? can you explain the steps you did in detail? I'm desprate! EDIT: Got it: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031547 (64 bit version) just install it without uninstalling anything before.

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Hi everyone! I own the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 laptop for 2-3 years and I have several troubles with WiFi since the time I have upgraded to Windows 10 months ago, but it has became quite urgent since the new year. After re/starting laptop or start from the sleep mode, I got disconnected. First half hour I have to deal with highly volatile and unstable connection trying to switch some settings with devmgmt.msc Well, what happens:WiFi turning on/off randomly, the same with WiFi driver (WiFi icon is replaced with PC plugin with red cross)The WiFi turning on/off button randomly disables or dissapears at allIf WiFi is turned on, no networks are foundIf I finally connect to a network, the connection becomes limited or disables in a momentThe WiFi panel has unpredictable behaviour, such as changing height to 100px approximately and I have to scroll, or starts connecting to a network even it's not checked to connect automaticallyWhenever the connection is lost or limited, the Google Chrome freezes and stops responding (its default behaviour?)What I have tried?As I have mentioned above, the playing with devmgmt.msc gives me usually a solution in lots of minutes, I have found on this website the advices about switching the 802.11n Channel from 20MHz to Automatically and vice versa. Sometimes works temporarily, sometimes for the rest of the day (or until I shut the laptop down, the following day my struggles go on..)Turning the WiFi off and on, but I am afraid ... Read more

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z500, Windows 10 Wifi driver and connection problems

Hi Nichar,Please download  the driver of the wifi and bluetooth  card from Intel.com.  Then download the windows update troubleshooter here. Use the the troubleshooter to hide any update for the wifi and bluetooth card. Hope this helps.Cheers,





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Hi everyone! I own the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 laptop for 2-3 years and I have several troubles with WiFi since the time I have upgraded to Windows 10 months ago, but it has became quite urgent since the new year. After re/starting laptop or start from the sleep mode, I got disconnected. First half hour I have to deal with highly volatile and unstable connection trying to switch some settings with devmgmt.msc Well, what happens:WiFi turning on/off randomly, the same with WiFi driver (WiFi icon is replaced with PC plugin with red cross)The WiFi turning on/off button randomly disables or dissapears at allIf WiFi is turned on, no networks are foundIf I finally connect to a network, the connection becomes limited or disables in a momentThe WiFi panel has unpredictable behaviour, such as changing height to 100px approximately and I have to scroll, or starts connecting to a network even it's not checked to connect automaticallyWhenever the connection is lost or limited, the Google Chrome freezes and stops responding (its default behaviour?)What I have tried?As I have mentioned above, the playing with devmgmt.msc gives me usually a solution in lots of minutes, I have found on this website the advices about switching the 802.11n Channel from 20MHz to Automatically and vice versa. Sometimes works temporarily, sometimes for the rest of the day (or until I shut the laptop down, the following day my struggles go on..)Turning the WiFi off and on, but I am afraid ... Read more

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I have a new z500 that I've downgraded to Windows 7 64bit. For the most part I have everything working. I accidentally hit the brightness + (yes, +) and it instantly dimmed the screen to where it is barely viewable. It seems that hitting that one key decreased the brightness to the minimum amount. I've rebooted, looked for a setting in the BIOS, hit the Brightness +/- and can't increase the brightness. It is interesting because the other hot keys work correctly. I've even upped the brightness in the Control Panel, but nothing seems to work. The screen is extremely dim whenever the machine is powered on (including the BIOS), not just in Windows. I tried a lot of intel chipset drivers, the available Intel HD 4000 drivers in Win8 and win7 too, but nothing working. Can someone please help with how to up the brightness? 













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A:Ideapad z500 brightness can't increase

Intel i5-3210m with HD 4000nVidia geforce GT 635m 2GBIntel HM77 chipset8 GB RAM 

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Can someone PLEASE pin this post or create your own with this SIMPLE solution to a problem that has been occurring for YEARS! It happened to me several years ago with Windows 8.1, and now again with Windows 10. Even more infuriating, I did not remember the solution and spent way too much time on online forums (including this one) and was unable to find the solution until now. It needs to be highlighted at the top of this forum and the forums for any of the other Lenova models that this solution applies to. So, if your screen has suddenly gone dark after a Windows update, and you are unable to adjust the brightness, you probably need to "roll back" to the previous video driver for the Intel HD Graphics 4000, or if you have the microsoft basic display adapter, this should work for you, too. Download the previous driver here, install, and voila! the light comes back to your screen before it even finishes the install! https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031547 I realize (now) that this solution is posted several places on this website. However, I want to save anyone else from wasting hours of their life trying all these elaborate fixes, when it takes about 2 minutes. Huge thanks to ishaan for this post!  

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Hello. My cat walked on right side of keyboard and has stood on keys.The brightness on the screen is now really dim, even though the brightness setting is on max??Any ideas on a fix?Using Windows 10 if that matters, andhave already restarted but didn't work

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HiSo i recently owned a Lenovo Z500, and after the screen broke i bought Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15seems the processor i had in Z500 (i7) is better than what i have on the 110-15 (i5)and i wanted to know if i can put the Z500 processor in my 110-15want i need to know if it has the same size and will be fit?thank you.

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I have problems with fan. When I turn on my notebook fan start working after 5-10 minutes sometimes even not started and I can hear some weird sound like very fast clock ticking.  I tryed solve it with a lot of fan control programs but they didnt help me (they were working only for short time). Then I was reading some articles where people were talking about problems with win10 but I dont think It's my problem because I have win10 on this PC half year and problems started two weeks ago. I think problem is somwhere in new drivers but I didnt found out nothing on internet. Can someone help me solve this or give me tip where should I look problem for ? Thanks. (Sorry for my english, Im just started learning it)  

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Hi, I decided to upgrade my Lenovo z500 with SSD and I have few questions. My idea is, that I want to replace my HDD with SSD and HDD put into second hard bay(I will remove my CD/DVD ROM). And my idea is: First put SSD and HDD on planed places. Second, do clone of my HDD and put it on SSD ( I downloaded Seagate DiscWizard.)  Then I want to delete all programs what I dont need on SSD ( I want to have OS, anti virus programs and staff like that on SSD) and also I want to delete OS from HDD and few programs what should be on SSD. And my questin is. Is it possible to do it this way ? If yes what problems might arise or what should I be aware of?  If someone knows, how to do this through better way. Leave comment with some discription. I will appreciate all advices and tips.  Thanks.

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Hello!I want to upgrade my Z500 with a Intel Core i3 2348m to a i5 3230m.Can I do it ? (I have found it on eBay)Thanks for help!  













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A:Upgrade the CPU of a Lenovo Z500 (i3 to i5)

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_z500p500_hmm_1st_edition_sep_2012_english.pd...Scroll to page 69 to see a list of compatible and certified CPUs you can use on your Z500!The i5-3210M is compatible.Good luck! Mark the thread as solved if this has helped you!

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Hi AllThis is my 1st post so please bare with me (excuse grammar using a non english keyboard)I upraded from WIN 8 to 8.1 and then WIN 10. A windows update caused brightness problem on my laptop that I cannot correct. I have tried to contact Lenovo direct but I cant get past the laptop seriel nbr input which I take straight from the back of the laptop but it is not recognized I need a new copy of WIN 8 and wanted to know if Lenovo would provide that I have pulled my product key from the computer and I just need WIN 8.Any info geatly appreciatedJohn

A:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Product key is stored in BIOS, so there is no need to use any app to read it.Download a tool to create bootable media from Microsoft website and install Windows 8.1 using it:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8 Moreover at first, you may try to restore your Windows 10 to factory state (do a backup of all important data first). Go to Settings -> Recovery -> Reset this PC and select Remove everything. 

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Hi, I want to do a RAM upgrade in my Ideapad 300-15ISK.  4GB to 8GB I have 8 GB (2x4) from my Z500, which also made it a RAM upgrade in the past to 16 GB. My doubt is about the Ideapad 300 using DDR3L RAM, and the Z500 is DDR3 (without "L") Can I install DDR3 from Z500 in Ideapad300?  

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Hello everybody, I`m planning on buying the Lenovo Z500 tomorrow. (i73632QM, GT645 2GB). I love the specs in this pricerange, but there is one thing that i would like to replace, and thats the SSD. Since this is a very thin laptop, I would like to know if i can replace the HDD for an SSD in the near-future.Is there an way to do this on the Z500, or is it impossible to acces the hdd? 













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A:Lenovo Z500: Replace HDD with SSD

hi Noble,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
 
The Lenovo Z500's HDD can be upgraded to an SSD drive but it's a bit tricky to replace (see page 41 on the hardware maintenance manual on how to replace the HDD).
 
Getting an SSD drive will greatly speed overall performance like the 2.5 SATA III SSD Vertex 4, and especially if you make it as a primary drive and install the Operating System and frequently accessed softwares / files there. You can still use the 2.5 SATA HDD by using an external 2.5 SATA enclosure or sacrifice your ODD by putting the HDD there by getting a 9.55mm HDD Caddy (you can get a 9.5mm ODD Enclosure to still use your ODD).
 
 
Hope this helps.
 
 

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Brightness problem with Z500. I have run all Lenovo system checks, updated Intel and Gforce drivers, appears to be all ok. But the screen on the laptop has gone dim.Isouspect that this could be a power saving issue, any ideas please?










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A:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Brightness problem solved, due to information below.

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Hello, I started having an issue with my z500 laptop and here is how it went. First I updated my laptop from Windows 8 to 8.1, then after the update was finalizied I shut my laptop down, then next day I woke up and attempted to use my laptop it used to open but the screen was fully blank. I can hear the fans moving and the laptop was on but it had no cursor and the screen seemed off. I read online that you had to connect it to a computer and manually alter the settings there, my computer was not functioning that time so I decided to leave it till later and use this laptop as an alternative. 3 weeks passed and when I attempted to open it it did not respond at all. No fans running, no blinking, nothing at all, dead. I tried to charge it it still didn't work, I left it overnight charging still nothing. I opened up the laptop removed my battery and put it back in after 1 minute still no difference. I've literally removed my battery 3 times and tried all I can to fix the laptop yet it isn't even charging. I am thinking this could be because I haven't installed the Battery manager or battery firmware for Lenovo when updating to 8.1 but I am not sure. Please help me open my laptop I have a lot of work there that can't be thrown away. Thanks!

A:Lenovo laptop z500 not working

Does holding the OneKey recovery button work? I think you'll need to perform a battery firmware but for that you need to boot the computer. Also, try draining the residue power. To do this, simply hold down the power button for 30 seconds



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I've recently been trying to boot from a CD/DVD to install windows 8.1, but when i hit the novo button and go to the boot menu i only see the hard drive and a windows manger thing but i dont see the booting from CD/DVD option. Thanks in advanced.













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A:Booting from CD/DVD on Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

almoullim wrote:I've recently been trying to boot from a CD/DVD to install windows 8.1, but when i hit the novo button and go to the boot menu i only see the hard drive and a windows manger thing but i dont see the booting from CD/DVD option. Thanks in advanced.Go to bios and set Boot Mode = Legacy support. Then Save and Exit. See picture below.

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dear all, i have bought Lenovo z500. after win 7 prof x64 installation i could not install one driver. "unknown devise" ID: root lenovovhid.  please sombody can help? thanks Lekso













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A:root lenovovhid for Lenovo z500

Hi Lekso
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Comunity Forums
 
For that particular device, please install the camera driver for Windows 7. I have shared te link below.
 
Camera Driver (AzureWave, Bison, Chicony, D-max) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit):
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/1hca01ww.exe
 
Best Regards
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Recently replaced my Z500 battery. After couple of weeks I notice my Z500 will only turn on if connected to the AC charger. Any 'remedy' guys? Thanks.

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Any advice?I have a Lenovo Z500 that i purchased from UAE and recently it stopped booting up unless AC power is plugged. after this; i can remove the AC and it runs well on battery - for untill the battery drains out. then again, i can startup unless i plug AC.What is happening? Any advice?

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Hi,I own a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 laptop, which is out of warranty...And, its mothrboard is damaged adn not working...I've tried to get assistance from lenovo service center located in HYDERABAD, they are not helping me..I asked them to place an order for motherbard for this specific model.No reply from them... tried 2 more times but, there is no response from them..
These are my device details ..
 
Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380463) 
Processor: 3rd gen Intel core i5 - 3230M (2.6 GHz)RAM: 6GB DDR3GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 740M - 2GBHDD: 1 TBDisplay: 15.6" screen (1366 x 768)DVD RW DriveOS: Windows 8 64-bit
Serial No: ************
 
Can anyone help me to get the motherboard model number ?If u can point me to the link to buy the product(Motherboard), that would be really helpful....
Thank you..
 
 
Mod's Edit: Serial number removed for owner's protection













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A:Need Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Motherboard

Try Ebay.

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hi , i have z500 touch 4 years old, in the last year didnt turn it on much and now began to use it again. it is extremly slow,Lenovo Z500 Touch Intel Core i7-3632QM - Nvidia Geforce 740m 2GB 8GB ram1 tb hddit has win 10 updated. any help?

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Hey guys, pleaseeee help me ! I will be mad! I must bios reset on my Lenovo z500 laptop but i didnt found bios battery/cmos/jumper reset button. Can anyone help me?

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Hi AllThis is my 1st post so please bare with me (excuse grammar using a non english keyboard)I upraded from WIN 8 to 8.1 and then WIN 10. A windows update caused brightness problem on my laptop that I cannot correct. I have tried to contact Lenovo direct but I cant get past the laptop seriel nbr input which I take straight from the back of the laptop but it is not recognized I need a new copy of WIN 8 and wanted to know if Lenovo would provide that I have pulled my product key from the computer and I just need WIN 8.Any info geatly appreciatedJohn

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For two weeks now I m experiencing a wifi problem on my Z500. Everytime the wifi works fine for two or three days, and then at a random moment all my connections disappear, and the router to which I am connected is just 1 bar strong (Router is in my room). As I delete the driver from the Qualcomm adapter in Device Manager and a new driver on the Lenovo website download it works fine again for a couple of days. At least 15 connections are available. Again I can use the wifi for two or three days and then the problem occurs again. Unfortunately I can t fix it anymore by downloading just a new driver. I tried dozen drivers. The one from Lenovo does not work, the one from Qualcomm does not work. Everytime the wifi works for a day or two, and then something happens and all my connections disappear, and the router in my room is just 1 bar strong. I ve got this laptop three years now, and never had any problem with the wifi. Two weeks ago I did a lot of Windows Updates and then the problem started. System recovery does not work on my laptop either (In safe mode without virusscanner), so that can t fix the problem as well.. Technical Details: - Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 - Windows 8.1 (64 bit) - Wifi Adapter: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG I hope you guys can help me..

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Hello, i have ideapad z500 with gt 740m gpu. My gpu is break down. I want to change gpu but it isnt change because it is onboard. I have yo change my motherboard. The question is can i change my motherboard which includes higher gpu? Is there a compatible motherboard for z500? Sorry for my English

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Hello everyone My name is ?brahimI have an ideapad z500 notebook i5 3230M with 6 GB DDR3 RAM.I would like upgrade my laptop to 12 GB RAM. I will remove 2 GB of RAM and replace it with 8 GB of RAM.  I think as 8 + 4 GB.Will it make any problems?I have seen few posts where it is said the max capacity is 16GB RAM.Does the board support 8 GB of RAM in a single slot? Which RAM should I buy? How can I learn CL value?Thank you.  

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Hello  I'm new here so if i'm not posting this in the right place please correct me  Anyway , im here because i recently bought a new lenovo ideapad notebook Z500 , and just out of curiosity i want to know if the charger i got with it is the original one made for this computer , i mean is there a place where i can check with the serial number , id ... of both laptop and charger  Thanks for your time

A:Lenovo ideapad z500 charger authenticity

Hi Griwwi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I understand your concern, but these are internal information and not available online for confirmation. Hence, I would suggest you to contact our Technical Support for further Assistance to get the regarding the concern.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar



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I recently tried to turn on my z500 after dropping it on the charging port whilst it was charging. However, after trying to turn it on it wouldnt start. I have tried the hard reset of pressing the button every 1 second 10 times and then holding the power button for 30 seconds.I have also replaced the charging cable inside the laptop and also used a spare charger.  Disconnecting the battery does not resolve the issue eitherWhen plugging in the charger, the battery light does not light up as well.Is there any solution to this? Thanks!

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Hello everyone,I recently got the Z500, working under Windows 8.I got a question regarding the battery charge. I work on the laptop for extended periods of time with the power plugged in. Since this is bad for the battery, is there any way to disable the charging or to perhaps remove the battery?I've looked in the manual and the forums but I wasn't able to find anything similar for this model.Would anyone know what I could do? Thanks in Advance.













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A:Lenovo Z500 Disable battery charge

There is a setting in lenovo energy management which limits the battery charge limt to 60% and there after stop charging tilll battery level falls down to around 55%. This is the battery protection mode(In some laptop it is optimize for battery life or similar). Just open energy management and go to battery settings by clicking the icon. Then select the mode and voila!!





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Hi everyone. I've got a big problem with my laptop. I will explain the whole situation.  I recently upgrade my laptop with a Samsung Evo ssd and a 8 Gb ram ddr3 1600. At the beginning everything was fine but then, sometimes I got screen problems (like flickering) and windows 10 crashed. Now the biggest problem : my laptop is stuck at lenovo logo with loading dots. Even if I try to load USB windows tool (to install new os) it doesn't work. I also tried to install Ubuntu unsuccessfully. I searched on the web all the possible solutions. I temporary removed the battery, ac adapter and hold the power button for 30 secs, but nothing. I also read to remove the cmos battery but I can't locate it in my IdeaPad z500. I also searched on the hardware maintainance pdf but there is nothing about that. I also removed ssd and new ram  with old components but it's still the same. I don't know what to do know, please help me!! I hope I didn't screw my laptop 

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My lenovo z500 fan speed has increased drastically after installing Windows 10. Is there any fix for this?

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My lenovo z500 fan speed has increased drastically after installing Windows 10. Is there any fix for this?

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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

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Hello all, I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 taking long time to boot (almost 30 min) The computer is stuck with black screen during 30 min, before the lenovo logo appears and then it boots fine. Before logo, just a black screen and power looks good. The problem, the fans don't work and the computer gets very warm. Sometimes, because the high-temperatures, it automatically switches down, because temperatures, before seeing the lenovo logo. With lenovo diagnosis software I have checked all the hardware, and the tools says all hardware is ok. My os is Windows 10. Could you please, somebody help me to solve this problem? I'm afraid the heat of the start could harm my computer. Why this boot is taking so long before logo? Thank you in advance, ip

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Hello English is not my native language so I'll try my best to explain the problem.I was using my laptop normally until ethernet icon and controller suddenly disappeared from my computer.Can't find it in Device Manager or in network adapters.Tried to change ethernet cable twiceFormatted my pc and used usb to have a clean installationUpdated every driverUpdated BIOSTried to look at the support section but realtek ethernet drivers are gone.I can't find it...I don't know if the problem is the modem or my laptop.Please please help me I can't find a way to fix this and I'm about to lost it.Someone on HP forums adviced to turn of Lan power save option from the BIOS but its for the HP laptops and I can't find a solution.Please help me.Here are the screenshots of my computer but it is in Turkish.Güvenli=Safe / Ba?l?= Connected 

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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

A:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Touch - very slow and about Wi...

rushyendar wrote:Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.   What operating system is it currently using? How long have you had the laptop? Do you have an antivirus software installed? Is it HDD or SSD?

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HelloI recently upgraded my windows from version 8.1 to 10And I think it's not bad, but a bit later than 8.1 booting, it's getting much faster in Windows before.But now it's a little slowIt's not a problem in running programs, but I feel this laptop is not built for Windows 10. Will there be a problem?I feel a little pressure on the laptop hardware.Is it better to go back to the previous version?It's also important to add that all drivers are safe and fully installed without problems (even the brightness problem does not exist for me)

A:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Win10 Performance

It's hard to tell, without knowing your laptop's specs. Could you share you CPU model, how much RAM do you have and what SSD/HDD model you use?

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I have a Lenovo Z500 with the folowing specs: i5 ivy, 8 gb of ram, 1TB HDD and Nvidia GT740. A saw that some models of Z500 came with a small mSATA SSD for cache, mine didn't. My question is if there is a mSATA slot on any Lenovo Z500, because that would be in handy. Thank you and have a nice day. (sorry if I wrote something wrong, english is not my native language)

A:mSATA slot on a Lenovo Z500 notebook

hi CostyBrook,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Yes I believe th board supports Msata SSD
 

Port ner the RAM Slot
 
SSD Card is optional but the Port should be there
 
Regards
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My ideapad will not update and now has approx. 164 to do. it looks like it is installing but then on the restart it reverts back to previous settings.

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Hey there.I got a Lenovo laptop with the above mentioned processor.This processor supports VT-D according to Intel: http://ark.intel.com/products/71670/Intel-Core-i7-3632QM-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_20-GHz-BGAI'm running a V-sphere lab on my laptop and I've got into a huge problem.My v-sphere says that my host doesnt have "Directed I/O (device passthrough)" enabled, which means VT-D is not enabled.My bios version is 1.21 (latest i guess). There is no such option in the bios to enable, which is frustrating because in other computers it is built in their bios. what are my options? how can i force my laptop to enable it? Thank you, best regards!  

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I am trying to repair my laptop with a windows 10 boot disk but it is coming up with an error message. Do I have to use a Windows 8 one even though I updates to Windows 10?

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